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The magic of malt whisky for me! Do you sometimes find that a single flavour, or complex mix of flavours transports you immediately to another place or time? Perhaps one where you enjoyed a specific experience? Maybe even conjuring up long lost memories from your childhood or youth. If you do, then maybe you will appreciate the way I write my tasting notes as I share some of my own experiences where this has happened with me.

For example; Glenfarclas Quarter Casks immediately transports me to Christmas Day in an English country house, relaxing in the study just after Christmas lunch. New Zealand's Milford 10 is responsible for reminding me of childhood bonfire nights where in England, on each 5th November we celebrate the failure of Guy Fawkes in blowing up the Houses of Parliament. The moment I take a first sip of Talisker 10 I am back on the isle of Skye, never far from the sea or the delightful, slightly smoky countryside. Then I swear that every bottle of Ardbeg, Caol Ila or Laphroaig has its own Atlantic jetty or beach hidden somewhere inside, whereas in their offerings,  Highland Park have mysteriously managed to encompass every hike I ever made through Scottish heather and bracken. So it continues, delightful experiences and memories revitalised through the magical world of single malts!

 
  My Malt Maniacs E-Pistle on the subject;

Olfaction & Memory, A whiff, a sniff and a flashback

Keith Wood

 

 

 

Tasting notes by region, distillery & brand

 
  Speyside ........ Coming soon............ a little general info about Speyside in here .....  
 

Aberlour

Allt á Bhainne

Aultmore

Ballindalloch

Balmenach

 
 

Picture to come

 
 

Balvenie

Banff

BenRiach

Benrinnes

Benromach

 
 

 
 

Braeval

Caperdonich

Cardhu

Carron

Coleburn

 
 

Braeval & Braes of Glenlivet

   

(The 'new' Imperial distillery)

   
 

Picture to come

 
 

Convalmore

Cragganmore

Craigellachie

Dailuaine

Dallas Dhu

 
             
 

 
 

Dufftown

Glenallachie

Glenburgie

GlenDronach

Glendullan

 

Singleton

Glenburgie & Glencraig

 

 
 

Glen Elgin

Glenfarclas

Glenfiddich

Glenglassaugh

Glen Grant

 

Glen Elgin & Old Elgin

 

 
 

Glen Keith

Glenlossie

Glen Mhor

Glen Moray

Glenrothes

 

Glen Keith & GlenIsla

 

 
 

Glen Spey

Glentauchers

Imperial

Inchgower

Kininvie

 
         

Kininvie & Hazelwood

 
 

 
 

Knockando

Knockdhu

Linkwood

Longmorn

Macduff

 
   

Knockdhu & An Cnoc

   

Macduff & Glen Deveron

 
 

 
 

Mannochmore

Miltonduff

Mortlach

Pittyvaich

Roseisle

 

Mannochmore & Loch Dhu

Miltonduff & Mosstowie

 

 
 

Speyburn

Strathisla

Strathmill

Tamdhu

Tamnavulin

 

Strathisla & Craigduff

 

 
 

The Glenlivet

The Macallan

The Speyside

Tomatin

Tomintoul

 

Cú Dhub, Drumguish, Glentromie

 

 
 

Tormore

         
 

         

 

  Highland ........ Coming soon............ a little general info about Highland in here .....  
 

Aberfeldy

Abhainn Dearg

Ardmore

Ardnamurchan

Auchroisk

 
 

Picture to come

 
 

Balblair

Barra

Ben Nevis

Blair Athol

Brechin

 

Brechin & North Port

 

Picture to come

 
 

Brora

Clynelish

Dalmore

Dalwhinnie

Deanston

 
 

 
 

Edradour

Fettercairn

Glen Albyn

Glencadam

Glen Garioch

 
 

 
 

Glengoyne

Glenlochy

Glenmorangie

Glen Ord

Glenturret

 
 

 
 

Glenugie

Glenury Royal

Highland Park

Hillside

Huntly

 

Hillside & Glenesk

 

 
 

Invergordon

Isle of Arran

Isle of Jura

Loch Ewe

Lochside

 

Ben Wyvis

 

 
 

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Millburn

Oban

Portavadie

 
   

Loch Lomond &.......

       
 

Craiglodge, Croftengea, Glen Douglas, Inchfad, Inchmoan, Inchmurrin & Old Rhosdhu

Picture to come

 
 

Pulteney

Royal Brackla

Royal Lochnagar

Scapa

Talisker

 

Old Pulteney

 

 
 

Teaninich

Tobermory

Torabhaig

Tullibardine

Wolfburn

 
   

Tobermory & Ledaig

       
 

Picture to come

 

 

  Lowland ........ Coming soon............ a little general info about Lowland in here .....  
 

Annandale

Auchentoshan

Bladnoch

Daftmill

Falkirk

 

 

Picture to come

Picture to come

 
 

Girvan

Glenkinchie

Inchdairnie

Inverleven

Kingsbarns

 

Ladyburn & Rare Ayrshire

 

Picture to come

Picture to come

 
 

Littlemill

Moffat

Rosebank

St. Magdalene

Strathclyde

 

Littlemill & Dunglass

Glen Flagler, Islebrae, Killyloch

St. Magdalene, Linlithgow

Kinclaith

 

 

 

  Campbeltown ........ Coming soon............ a little general info about Campbeltown in here .....  
 

Glen Scotia

Glengyle

Springbank

 

 

 

(Kilkerran)

(Hazelburn) & (Longrow)

 

     

 

  Islay ........Coming soon........  a little general info about Islay in here .....  
 

Ardbeg

Bowmore

Bruichladdich (Br. Oct. & PC)

Bunnahabhain

Caol Ila

 
 

 
 

Gartbreck

Kilchoman

Lagavulin

Laphroaig

Port Ellen

 
 

 

 

Single Grain

Blended (& vatted), Mystery & Miscellaneous whiskies

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Irish Whiskey

     

   

 

USA

Japan

Other Nations (1)

Other Nations (2)

 
 

 

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